Patents by Inventor Koji Otani

Koji Otani has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10903017
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor that includes a plurality of capacitor elements each including an anode portion, a dielectric layer, and a cathode portion having a solid electrolyte layer and a current collector layer; a leading conductor layer; an insulating resin body; a first external electrode; and a second external electrode. The plurality of capacitor elements are stacked in layers, with mutually adjacent capacitor elements having their respective current collector layers connected to each other. The current collector layer of only the capacitor element adjacent to the leading conductor layer is connected to the leading conductor layer. The first external electrode is connected to the leading conductor layer at the first end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Demizu, Kenichi Oshiumi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Shinya Yoshida, Tadahisa Sano, Koji Fujimoto, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshinori Ueda, Shinji Otani
  • Publication number: 20200316888
    Abstract: A tire vulcanizing method includes a tire removal step for removing a vulcanized tire from a mold. The tire removal step includes a stage in which upper and lower side molds are moved inward in a tire axial direction so as to deform the vulcanized tire in a direction in which a bead width of the vulcanized tire is decreased, and a stage in which, in the deformed state of the vulcanized tire, the segments are moved outward in a tire radial direction so that the segments are removed from the vulcanized tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji OTANI
  • Publication number: 20200296240
    Abstract: A scanner apparatus includes a housing including an insertion port into which a medium is inserted, a discharge port from which the medium is discharged, a conveying roller configured to convey the medium inserted from the scanning insertion port, and a scanning unit configured to scan the medium conveyed by the conveying roller. The scanning insertion port and the discharge port are provided on a +Y direction side of the housing. The housing includes a placement face extending in a ?Y direction from the scanning insertion port. The placement face, when a first end of the medium is inserted into the scanning insertion port, is able to support a portion of the medium on a second end side opposite to the first end. The first end of the medium is discharged from the discharge port in a direction on the +Y direction side or in a ?Z direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yuta WATANABE, Koji HIGUCHI, Naohiro UEYAMA, Motofumi OTANI
  • Publication number: 20200249226
    Abstract: A method for detecting an analyte according to the present invention includes: a first step of supplying a specimen to a detection device having a first ligand that is immobilized on a substrate and is capable of specifically binding to the analyte, the specimen being supplied onto the substrate of the detection device, and then causing the analyte included in the specimen to bind to the first ligand; a second step of supplying, onto the substrate, a second ligand that is labeled with a marker and is capable of specifically binding to the analyte, and then causing the second ligand to bind to the analyte bound to the first ligand; and a third step of measuring the second ligand bound to the analyte, wherein in the second step, carboxymethyl dextran is supplied onto the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Makiko OTANI, Koji MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 10708457
    Abstract: A scanner apparatus includes a housing including an insertion port into which a medium is inserted, a discharge port from which the medium is discharged, a conveying roller configured to convey the medium inserted from the scanning insertion port, and a scanning unit configured to scan the medium conveyed by the conveying roller. The scanning insertion port and the discharge port are provided on a +Y direction side of the housing. The housing includes a placement face extending in a ?Y direction from the scanning insertion port. The placement face, when a first end of the medium is inserted into the scanning insertion port, is able to support a portion of the medium on a second end side opposite to the first end. The first end of the medium is discharged from the discharge port in a direction on the +Y direction side or in a ?Z direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Watanabe, Koji Higuchi, Naohiro Ueyama, Motofumi Otani
  • Publication number: 20200171610
    Abstract: A tool unit includes a rotary tool, a first holder which is connected to a first end portion of the rotary tool in an axial direction of the rotary tool, a second holder connected to a second end portion of the rotary tool in the axial direction of the rotary tool, and a third holder having a first support surface rotatably supports an outer circumferential surface of the first holder at a side of the first end portion of the rotary tool and a second support surface rotatably supports an outer circumferential surface of the second holder at a side of the second end portion of the rotary tool, the third holder being connected to the spindle housing so as not to be relatively rotatable to the spindle housing. According to this configuration, displacement of the rotary tool in the radial direction can be restricted effectively by the third unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi OTANI, Seiji KAKAMI, Hiroyuki NAKANO, Koji TOYAMA, Yuki KONNO
  • Publication number: 20200042129
    Abstract: A detection device is provided and includes a first detection electrode; and a dummy module adjacent to the first detection electrode in a first direction, wherein the first detection electrode includes a plurality of first openings and a plurality of second openings, the dummy module includes a plurality of first gap portions and a plurality of second gap portions, each of the first openings and the first gap portions extends in a first inclined direction inclined at a first angle with respect to the first direction, each of the second openings and the second gap portions extends in a second inclined direction inclined at a second angle with respect to the first direction, the first openings are apart from each other, and the first gap portions are coupled to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hayato KURASAWA, Koji ISHIZAKI, Tomohiko OTANI
  • Patent number: 10549323
    Abstract: A simple water jet peening method is usable for a smaller device, and allows use of an existing underwater washing machine. The method includes immersing an object in a water based washing liquid in a washing bath to have a processing surface at a distance of at least 100 mm and less than 300 mm from a liquid surface of the water based washing liquid, and jetting the water based washing liquid from a nozzle downward toward the object in the water based washing liquid contained in the washing bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Sugita, Shunji Otani
  • Patent number: 10459551
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor-equipped display device includes a display panel including pixel electrodes and common electrodes, a cover member opposed to the display panel, a polarizer located between the display panel and the cover member, and a first detection module located between the polarizer and the cover member. The first detection module includes a first detection electrode including dot-like openings and a dummy module including dot-like dummy electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Koji Ishizaki, Tomohiko Otani
  • Publication number: 20190306356
    Abstract: A scanner apparatus includes a housing including an insertion port into which a medium is inserted, a discharge port from which the medium is discharged, a conveying roller configured to convey the medium inserted from the scanning insertion port, and a scanning unit configured to scan the medium conveyed by the conveying roller. The scanning insertion port and the discharge port are provided on a +Y direction side of the housing. The housing includes a placement face extending in a ?Y direction from the scanning insertion port. The placement face, when a first end of the medium is inserted into the scanning insertion port, is able to support a portion of the medium on a second end side opposite to the first end. The first end of the medium is discharged from the discharge port in a direction on the +Y direction side or in a ?Z direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yuta WATANABE, Koji HIGUCHI, Naohiro UEYAMA, Motofumi OTANI
  • Patent number: 10340092
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor that includes a capacitor element including an anode portion having a metal layer, a dielectric layer, and a cathode portion having a solid electrolyte layer and a current collector layer; a leading conductor layer; an insulating resin body covering the capacitor element and the leading conductor layer, the insulating resin body having a first end surface and a second end surface opposite to each other; a first external electrode; and a second external electrode. The first external electrode has at least one plating layer on the first end surface, and is connected to the leading conductor layer at the first end surface. The second external electrode has at least one plating layer on the second end surface, and is connected to the metal layer at the second end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Demizu, Kenichi Oshiumi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Shinya Yoshida, Koji Fujimoto, Tadahisa Sano, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshinori Ueda, Shinji Otani
  • Patent number: 10317503
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a testing device includes a signal generator that generates a first signal output to a device under test, a channel selector provided after the signal generator and configured to select one of a plurality of channels, a signal receiver that receives the second signal supplied from the device under test, a correction value calculator that calculates a correction value for calibrating loss of a respective one of the channels, wherein the correction value calculator calculates a correction value for calibrating loss of a respective one of the channels included in the channel selector, based on a signal level received by the signal receiver via a loopback channel, when a calibration-level output state indicating a state where a signal level of the first signal generated by the signal generator reaches a predetermined transmission reference level of calibration is assumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Anritsu Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Yamashita, Hirofumi Kanno, Toru Otani, Shinichiro Oshima
  • Patent number: 8662663
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hybrid soft contact lens including a central portion formed with a first hydrous soft material, and a peripheral portion formed with a second hydrous soft material, in which the first hydrous soft material is obtained by curing a first curable composition including a silicone-containing monomer. Preferably, the first hydrous soft material has a Young's modulus of no less than 3.0 MPa and no greater than 100 MPa, and the second hydrous soft material has a Young's modulus of no less than 0.20 MPa and less than 3.0 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Menicon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryo Matsushita, Koji Otani, Kazuharu Niwa, Kazuhiko Nakada
  • Publication number: 20120258971
    Abstract: This invention provides a novel therapeutic agent for chronic pain. The therapeutic agent for chronic pain comprises aripiprazole as an active ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shin-Ichi Niwa, Shinichi Konno, Satoshi Kasahara, Hirobumi Mashiko, Koji Otani
  • Publication number: 20120169994
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hybrid soft contact lens including a central portion formed with a first hydrous soft material, and a peripheral portion formed with a second hydrous soft material, in which the first hydrous soft material is obtained by curing a first curable composition including a silicone-containing monomer. Preferably, the first hydrous soft material has a Young's modulus of no less than 3.0 MPa and no greater than 100 MPa, and the second hydrous soft material has a Young's modulus of no less than 0.20 MPa and less than 3.0 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: MENICON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Matsushita, Koji Otani, Kazuharu Niwa, Kazuhiko Nakada
  • Patent number: 8127814
    Abstract: It is to solve a problem of an elongation of a partition in a safety tire wherein hollow particles called as a foamable composition are filled in a hollow ring-shaped partition and to propose a safety tire with a partition structure sufficiently developing a function of hollow particles. In a safety tire comprising a tire-approved rim assembly formed by assembling a tire onto an approved rim, a chamber defined inside the assembly through a hollow ring-shaped partition and extending along the rim in a circumferential direction, and thermally expandable hollow particles filled in the chamber, each of which particles consisting of a continuous phase of a resin and a closed cell(s), a hollow ring-shaped sub-partition is disposed on at least radially outside of an outer peripheral portion of the partition and a tire internal pressure is applied to an inside of the sub-partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Otani
  • Patent number: 7793694
    Abstract: It is to solve problems in a safety tire in which hollow particles also referred to as the foamable compositions are filled in the hollow ring-shaped partition wall and to provide a safety tire having a partition wall structure capable of sufficiently developing the function of the hollow particles. In a safety tire comprising a tire/approved rim assembly constructed by assembling the tire onto the approved rim, a hollow ring-shaped partition wall disposed inside the assembly to define a chamber extending in a circumferential direction along the rim, and thermally expandable hollow particles filled in the chamber and each consisting of a continuous phase of a resin and a closed cell(s), wherein the partition wall is provided with a filter selectively passing only a gas emitted when the hollow particles are thermally expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Otani
  • Publication number: 20090178747
    Abstract: It is to solve a problem on an elongation of a partition in a safety tire wherein hollow particles called as a foamable composition are filled in a hollow ring-shaped partition and to propose a safety tire with a partition structure sufficiently developing a function of hollow particles. In a safety tire comprising a tire-approved rim assembly formed by assembling a tire onto an approved rim, a chamber defined inside the assembly through a hollow ring-shaped partition and extending along the rim in a circumferential direction, and thermally expandable hollow particles filled in the chamber, each of which particles consisting of a continuous phase of a resin and a closed cell(s), a hollow ring-shaped sub-partition is disposed on at least radially outside of an outer peripheral portion of the partition and a tire internal pressure is applied to an inside of the sub-partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Otani
  • Publication number: 20090051213
    Abstract: It is to solve problems in a safety tire in which hollow particles also referred to as the foamable compositions are filled in the hollow ring-shaped partition wall and to provide a safety tire having a partition wall structure capable of sufficiently developing the function of the hollow particles. In a safety tire comprising a tire/approved rim assembly constructed by assembling the tire onto the approved rim, a hollow ring-shaped partition wall disposed inside the assembly to define a chamber extending in a circumferential direction along the rim, and thermally expandable hollow particles filled in the chamber and each consisting of a continuous phase of a resin and a closed cell(s), wherein the partition wall is provided with a filter selectively passing only a gas emitted when the hollow particles are thermally expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Otani
  • Patent number: 7488898
    Abstract: A land part where a connection part of an electronic part is soldered, includes a head end part. The head end part includes an inclination part. The inclination part may be formed by an end side. The end side may make a designated angle from an end line of the connection part of the electronic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Otani